School: An Clochar, Oileán Ciarraí (roll number 14952)

Castleisland, Co. Kerry
An tSr. Caoimhín

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The Schools’ Collection, Volume 0447, Page 016

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Geraldines. In the year 1345 there was a great war on this island this is how Sir Ralph Ulford became the Chief. He ordered the "Taoiseach" to go up to the Dail in Dublin.
Sir Ralph Ulford and his soldiers came there and they attacked the Castle. The Earl's soldiers fought quiet [?] for a while but they had to rise out in the end. The two knights and the chief steward were hung.
Long ago a druid lived in this Castle he was able to turn himself into a serpent. One day his wife forced him to to try one of his tricks. She made certain promises. He leapt into the water and turned himself into a serpent, he opened his mouth as if to swallow his wife, she began to scream. Then she had disobeyed him, now he could not

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